About Each Solo Flight
Writer & Starring: Michael Shayan (Discovery+’s “The Book of Queer”)
Director: Moritz von Stuelpnagel
It’s Nowruz—the Iranian New Year—and who better to spend it with than our fabulous hostess, Roya? She’ll teach you how to celebrate in style. They say that on Nowruz, the souls of ancestors come alive and visit. Perhaps that’s what’s happening here tonight. Or maybe it’s just the strong Persian chai.
Writer & Starring: Gotham Award nominee Michael Gaston (“Power”)
Director: Callaway Award winner Giovanna Sardelli (Animals Out of Paper)
Score/Guitar: Daniel Pearce
In 2009, Michael Gaston, an actor, was encouraged by his boss to write about his family. So, he did. Slowly. Thirteen years later, he produced two pieces, a monologue, and a short story, and wove them into a play. The monologue is all true. The short story is not. The true story starts with one relative’s Union Army service, then another’s immigration to America from Belfast during the Great Depression, then heads to Tulsa, Hollywood, New York City, and finishes in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. The short story starts in Northern California and stays there. Both are about a lot of things, a whole lot of things, but, mostly, they’re about the measurable healing power of empathy, kindness, and love. With an original score written and performed live by Daniel Pearce, Gaston brings these stories together with Low Expectations.
Malone Alone! A Special Solo Flights Concert
A Special Solo Flights Concert with Tony and Grammy Award® nominee Beth Malone, accompanied by David Dyer. With special guest Wesley Lodal and Jessica Vesey.
Join Tony and Grammy nominee Beth Malone for an evening of music including new material and some old favorites. It will be a musical happy hour for the ears!
Sally: A Solo Play
Written by Sandra Seaton (From The Diary of Sally Hemings)
Starring: Sabrina Sloan (Hamilton National Tours)
Director: Hannah Ryan (Theatre Aspen’s Gypsy)
Mistress, Common-law wife, or First Lady? Sally Hemings, the sister of Jefferson’s deceased wife Martha, demands that Jefferson, whose days are numbered, must keep his promise to free their children. In the solo play SALLY the stakes are high. Does Jefferson’s will soothe the grief, the memories held by blood kin, or does it revive old wounds and become a battleground?
Written by Kim Powers
Director: Obie Award® winner Melia Bensussen (The Turn of the Screw Off-Broadway)
Starring: Johanna Day
It’s Friday night, March 2, 1960, and the very final episode of The Lucy/Desi Comedy Hour is about to film. And after years of playing Ethel Mertz, America’s favorite sidekick, Vivian Vance has a lot to get off her chest. Does she stay on to do the Fred and Ethel spin-off Desi Arnaz wants her to do – or does she abandon everything that’s made her rich and famous and try to find herself, before it’s too late?
Sparrows at the Bar
Writer: Mike DiSalvo (Broadway’s Twelve Angry Men)
Starring: Two-time Tony Award® winner James Naughton (Broadway’s Chicago)
Director: Lucille Lortel Award winner Joe Calarco (Shakespeare’s R&J)
McCreary telling the story of his life, his love, and the unexpected shot at redemption he finds in a rural pub in Ireland. Over the course of the evening we’ll hear how Frank got into the newspaper game, how he covered City Hall for the New York Post, how he met, left, met again, and ultimately lost the love of his life, and how his search for peace led him to this particular seat in this particular bar. His story takes us from Baltimore, to New York, to Donegal, Ireland. Guinness is poured, and spirits are consumed.